The Knott’s Genealogy Room contains a microfilm reader and microfilm of Calhoun Chronicles going back to the late 1800’s, and many reference books for family research
Also available is the Hamilton West Virginia Room 
and a meeting room

Genealogy Information



1785    Harrison                                 

1810    Wood County Hardesty Census                                

1820    Wood County Hardesty Census

1830    Wood County Hardesty Census                                

1840    Wood County Hardesty Census

1850    Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Lewis, Randolph, Ritchie, Wood                                 

1860    Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt, Wood                                 

1870    Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt        

1880    Braxton, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Lewis, Mineral, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Webster, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming                            

1900    Calhoun     



1843-1892; 1817-1880            Barbour

1854-1927; 1856-1875            Calhoun

1845-1884                            Doddridge

1845-1933                            Gilmer

1785-1894                            Harrison

1831-1879; 1880-1900           Jackson

1806-1850                           Mason

1856-1919                            Roane

1880-1925; 1801-1854; 1845-1879    Wood

Histories of West Virginia Counties:

Barbour, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Nicholas, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, and Upshur.

Special editions of counties in West Virginia:

Calhoun cemeteries in Calhoun County, 
Calhoun County in the Civil War by Robert J. Knotts, Jr., 
Calhoun County in World War II by Robert E. Stevens, 
The First Law & Order Book of Calhoun County Court April-July 1856.

Footsteps of Our Fathers, Early Settler of Tacy, Barbour County by Mary Stemple Coffman; 
The Western Waters Early Settlers of Eastern Barbour County by Violet Gadd Coonts.

The Civil War in Gilmer County by Rosemary Layman Gainer

Grant District Cemeteries Tombstone Inscriptions & Genealogical Early Settlers and their Contributions to Jackson County by Winfred O’Brien

Also Available:

25 Volumes West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia Bibliography by Jim Comstock

25 Volumes West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia Supplemental Volumes by Jim Comstock

Hardesty’s WV Counties of Calhoun, Pocahontas, Braxton, and Berkeley

DeHaas’ History and Indian Wars of Western Virginia

Pioneers and Their Homes on Upper Kanawha by Ruth Woods Dayton

Heads of Families at the First Census of U.S. taken in the year of 1790

17th Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVIII Century 1915-1975 by Hutton

West Virginians in the American Revolution by Ross R. Johnston

Moccasin Rangers, Novel of Civil War by William E. Mitchell

A History of Original Settlements on the Delaware by Benjamin Ferris and A History of Wilmington

Virginia Tax Payers 1782-1787 by Augusta B. Fothergill

Pennsylvania German Marriages by Donna R. Irish

New Jersey Patents and Deeds by William Nelson (1664-1703)

A collection of family histories including a large collection of volumes donated to the library by Robert Knotts Jr on the Michael Stump family (45 volumes) and Knotts families (84 volumes) and 465 volumes on various family histories deriving from the Stumps and Knotts families.